Whole30 Archives

We participated in the Whole30 during January 2012. What is the the Whole30? It’s 30 days of eating real food – meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. For more information, see http://whole9life.com

Reading list

Pork and blood changes

I’ve been doing a lot of reading while trying to get a handle on what might be causing me to continue to have digestive problems. Here’s a huge list of resources (along with paraphrasing of what I read).


It starts with food

It starts with food

I am really excited that the Hartwigs have a book coming out. I have my copy on pre-order and I will let you know more about it as soon as it arrives!


Mexican Inspired Chicken Salad

chicken salad

A quick and delicious light dinner, using leftover chicken.


Paleo Breakfast Burritos

Paleo breakfast burrito

This is one of my favorite Paleo breakfasts to make.


Whole30: Peter’s perspective

When Sarah first approached me about beginning the Whole30 diet on January 1st, I was nervous. I thought that I could’t do it. Before committing to it, I tried to practice a few days beforehand. I had been visiting my in-laws out of state. The 250 mile drive back from Maryland was tough. It’s hard to […]


Peter’s lunches during the Whole30

Peter's lunch containers

I interviewed Peter about his lunches and wrote about all the reusable gear we used to make packing lunch waste-free.


Whole30: We’re done! Or is it just the beginning?

Whole30 Week 5

Here’s what we were eating the last two days of the Whole30.


Whole 30: Week 4, we’re almost there

Whole30-Week-4

Just a few short weeks ago I was wondering how on earth I would make it through 30 whole days without dark chocolate and honey, or the occasional sarsaparilla soda (yum…).  Now I’m wondering if I’ll ever go back. I feel great. All the flavors in different vegetables are tasting better and better and I’m […]


Food for thought on grains

Are Whole Grains Healthy?

According to the FDA, you should eat three or more servings of whole grains daily. If you’ve switched to whole grains or are thinking about it, please read this first.


Whole30: Breezing along through week 3

Whole30 Week 3

At the beginning of week 3, this way of eating really started to feel easy and we’ve been considering going beyond the 30 days. We’re settled in our routine for making sure meals are prepared and we’re still enjoying coming up with new food combinations. I think I could eat eggs and sweet potatoes at […]